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January 5, 2018
On December 29, 2017, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) invited public comments on changes to its fuel ethanol policy.
October 27, 2017
The planned rollout of 10 percent biodiesel blend (B10), initially scheduled on July 1, 2016, and deferred to January 1, 2017, has been postponed indefinitely.
October 25, 2017
Total ethanol production for 2018 is forecast to grow on strong demand and policy support.
October 25, 2017
Local ethanol production is expected to increase through 2018 with import growth not expected to fully offset rising demand.
August 18, 2017
The Australian biofuel industry and market remain small because mandates do not cover the entire country and remain modest compared to other countries with biofuel programs, and tax relief....
August 18, 2017
Japan’s current renewable energy policy focuses on generating power from solar, wind, biomass and geothermal sources.
July 31, 2017
Indonesian palm oil production is expected to benefit from favorable weather conditions in the upcoming months, fueling production increases.
June 29, 2017
FAS Seoul and the U.S. Grains Council Korea office hosted the second annual Bio-Ethanol Workshop and Roundtable in Seoul, in May. The event focused on the environmental benefits....
June 23, 2017
Thailand is currently implementing their Alternative Energy Development Plan 2015 (AEDP 2015).
June 23, 2017
Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) reports that 2016 biodiesel production reached 3.656 billion liters.
March 28, 2017
Taiwan is a mature and stable market. The primary driver behind soybean imports is demand for soybean meal for animal feed.
March 21, 2017
Corn future and spot prices have dropped to their lowest levels in six years.
February 13, 2017
Post forecasts that China's ethanol and biodisel production will both increase by 5 percent in 2013 as China strives to reduce its fossil fuel use.
February 1, 2017
Indonesia is experiencing a mild La Niña event, resulting in increased rainfall and pushing palm oil production back to normal levels.
December 16, 2016
Export prices were steady over the past week. The Ministry of Energy is considering conducting a feasibility study on the use of non-food grade rice stocks for ethanol production.
December 2, 2016
A La Nina event is expected to sustain itself into early 2017, resulting in an early onset rainy season, and providing relief to Indonesia’s palm oil industry from the dryness...
August 31, 2016
Japan’s current renewable energy policy focuses on generating power from solar, wind, and geothermal sources. Imports of wood pellets have been increasing for thermal power generation.
August 24, 2016
Local ethanol production is expected to increase through 2017 due to a modest buildup in capacity.
August 3, 2016
The Thai Cabinet revised its Alternative Energy Development Plan in 2015, aiming to promote higher use of ethanol and biodiesel up to the year 2036 on a self-reliance basis.
August 2, 2016
Post reduces MY 2015/16 production estimates to 32 million metric tons (MMT), following the 2015 El-Nino weather event that resulted in drought in key production areas.

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